Little Britain USA, 2008
Little Britain USA was the American spin off from the hugely successful UK TV and Radio series Little Britain.
Produced and broadcast in the USA by American broadcaster HBO it ran for one series of six episodes in 2008. The series was also broadcast in the UK just behind it’s American transmission dates.
in an interview in 2008 Matt Lucas announced plans for a second season. However American broadcaster HBO announced the show would not return for a second season, but they planned to work with Lucas and Walliams on other projects.
In Matt Lucas’s Autobiography ‘little me’ He said HBO said they wanted to relaunch the show but first they wanted a ninety-minute special. Lucas and Walliams were reluctant to do ninety minutes of solid sketches and asked if they could do two forty-five minute special but HBO said no.
Like it’s UK counterpart Little Britain USA was a sketch based show.
Many of the popular characters from the UK version appeared alongsde some new ones created especially for the show.
Narrated By: Tom Baker
Channel: HBO (USA) BBC (UK)
Written By: Matt Lucas and David Walliams
Original Transmission Dates:
September 28th – November 2nd 2008 (USA)
October 3rd – November 7th 2008 (UK)